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    TW200 Matching helmet

    I like things to look nice, and my maroon modular helmet feels a little unfashionable with my beautiful Black and Tan colors of the 2019... so I’m trying my hand at painting my cheaper dual sport helmet to match, still thinking on designs for the side of the helmet, but it’s gotta match the theme that goes with the name of my bike.

    All criticism and thoughts welcome 🙂

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    Good start, good plan.
    What is the theme that goes with the name of your bike? Hope it is not Skid Lid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Good start, good plan.
    What is the theme that goes with the name of your bike? Hope it is not Skid Lid.[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.tw200forum.com/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/IMG]
    The bikes name is Fat Gypsy... so I’m having some friends draw up some crazy lookin crystal balls.

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    Paint done, minus graphics.
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    Wow! Great looking helmet. I am following this thread. I have a 2018 same color. Is it rattle can or custom mix?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apolloha View Post
    Wow! Great looking helmet. I am following this thread. I have a 2018 same color. Is it rattle can or custom mix?
    It’s rattle can, I just spent all the time on the prep and sweat work. Sanded down the entire helmet after taping up all the weather-strip type edges and stuffing tape into all the vents. Taped up the areas I wanted to leave the flat black design.

    Did two coats, let it dry (not completely cure), sanded all rough areas vigorously, moved to 100 grit, sanded smooth, wiped everything down to remove sanded particles.

    Two additional coats and now I’m letting it set up for recommended 7 days for full chip resistance, might hit it with a clear coat or protectant. Maybe try a hydrophobic coating!!!

    Anyways, here’s the paint I selected because of the bonding agent used (good on vinyl and plastics). And what the helmet looked like before.

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    Here's a nice match as well:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWBigBlake View Post
    I like things to look nice, and my maroon modular helmet feels a little unfashionable with my beautiful Black and Tan colors of the 2019... so I’m trying my hand at painting my cheaper dual sport helmet to match, still thinking on designs for the side of the helmet, but it’s gotta match the theme that goes with the name of my bike.

    All criticism and thoughts welcome 🙂
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyJeeper View Post
    Here's a nice match as well:

    Oh don’t get me going... that’s a good lookin helmet too. The one I realllllllllly want... I’m gonna have to wait until next month to consider because I’m busy spending enough to keep the lights on at procycle and partszilla...

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    Don't rush, keep watching RevZilla. XD4's keep going on sle 1/2 price all the time, sporadic but they do. Sometimes even less. I got 3 @ 229.. ea. one for me, wife and son.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyJeeper View Post
    Don't rush, keep watching RevZilla. XD4's keep going on sle 1/2 price all the time, sporadic but they do. Sometimes even less. I got 3 @ 229.. ea. one for me, wife and son.
    Do the XD4s have that desert tan color?

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